because he is a radical leftist, his case may be lost and may just be another item in Turkey’s shameful human rights history…
Turkey probes death of activist
International Herald Tribune, France – Oct 12, 2008
Human rights groups say 29-year-old Engin Ceber was severely beaten by officers while in custody. He died in a hospital from a brain hemorrhage on Saturday
...[Engin] Ceber, an inmate at Istanbul’s Metris Prison, died last week after allegedly being abused and tortured at the hands of police and prison guards. Ceber was reportedly taken into custody along with three friends in Istanbul for selling a leftist magazine. They were later convicted and sent to Metris Prison. The four inmates were allegedly subjected to disproportionate use of force and heavy torture by policemen and prison guards. Ceber was taken to the hospital last week and was pronounced dead there after suffering from a brain hemorrhage as a result of a head injury…
The European Union’s enlargement chief cautioned Turkey on Saturday that measures targeting Kurdish terrorists should not curb human rights, according to the Anatolia news agency.
Although many European Union countries have failed to sell Turkish membership to their citizens, the ultimate task of eliminating European misperceptions rests with Turkey itself, according
Sep. 4, 2007
LENNY BEN-DAVID , THE JERUSALEM POST
As one of the first authors and editors of Myths and Facts, a Record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict I know what it means to instinctively jump to defend Israel’s reputation. In the face of barrages of canards and accusations, we countered that Israel did not expel millions of Palestinians, did not commit wanton massacres, and did not use an omnipotent Washington lobby to subvert American interests in the Middle East.
Frankfurt – German prejudices towards Turks, but also Turkish prejudices against Western people, came under scrutiny Saturday at a symposium on the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Turkey and its literature are special guest at the annual publishing trade show, which begins Wednesday."
Participants in the First Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the Turkish-Arab Cooperation Forum reiterated their support for Turkey’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council.
Le Soir (Belgique), jeudi 09 octobre 2008
Tülin Bumin *, propos recueillis par Maroun Labaki
Voici quelques jours, au cours d’un colloque organisé sur la Turquie à l’ULB, vous vous êtes demandé si l’Union européenne était assez sécularisée pour admettre la Turquie en son sein…